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    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Nr Coventry

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    I'm Ian.

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    Triode TRV-845se - 20 watts SET valve amp and Living Voice Avatar OBX speakers



    Meitner MA1 DAC and spare Ayre K-5xeMP pre amp and Albarry M608 monoblocks

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    Join Date: May 2012

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    Very sweet set up there.
    Source: Heavily modified DDDAC using MacBook Pro.
    Amplification: Pre amp-Stereo Coffee pre amp on steroids.
    Power amp- Rather large Colin Wonfor Class A power Amp
    Speakers: Lampizator P17 Open Baffles
    Accessories: Klotz 500 DIY Interconnects & DIY speaker cable sounding better than anything commercial.
    All powered from a Mother Trucker BPS with a dedicated consumer unit with 10mm armoured radial back to the house tails after the meter.

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    Lovely finish on those speakers.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Ooo - a Meitner DAC - nice, you very rarely see those. Said to be very special.
    Impressive and interesting amp, too.
    LVs are a Marmite thing.
    What source(s) do you use?
    Jerry
    Main systems:
    Spotify Premium streaming, Wadia 151 PowerDAC, Speakers: MBL 116F. i/c & W&M 02BB spkr cables. ProJect and Audio Friendly power cables

    Resting: Pure Sound L10 pre, Cambridge Audio 851D DAC, Arkless buffer, Pass X150 power amp.

    Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, AKG 551, B&O H6, PSB M4U-1, B&O Form 2 & 2a and Sony XBA-H1 & SoundMagic E50 IEM headphones

    2nd system: Spotify Premium streaming / Pioneer DV-535, Audiolab MDAC, Black Cat power amp, Chario Syntar 100T speakers. Headphones: Fostex T50RP mk3, SoundMagic E10 IEM headphones

    3rd system: Portable CD player, Kinter MA-180 T amp, Klegg Symphony 102 speakers

    4th system: Spotify Premium streaming, Signstek Mini USB DAC, SMSL SD793ii DAC/headphone amp, Fostex T50RPiii headphones

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Ooo - a Meitner DAC - nice, you very rarely see those. Said to be very special.
    Impressive and interesting amp, too.
    LVs are a Marmite thing.
    What source(s) do you use?
    I've only had the Meitner for a couple of weeks and I'm really liking it. If I get a room, I'll be using it at Scalford.

    I'm currently using a Cyrus CDT but I also have a Perreaux CDt and Bel Canto CD3t but they are a bit temperamental. I've got a NAS and am going to get a streamer in the next few weeks.

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    Nice, very nice

    If there is a pre-amp in on the amp, try your Ayre into it, you might be surprised by what you hear.
    Regards Neil

    System 1: AMG Giro turntable, AMG 9W2 tonearm, Air Tight PC3 cartridge, Passlabs Xono phonostage, AMG Reference armcable. Accuphase DP57 CD player, Marantz SA7 SACD player, Sony HAP Z1es Digital File Player, Veracity Mystra DAC + Dell Laptop for computer audio, Audio Valve RKV2 headphone amp, headphones Grado GS 1000, Balanced Audio Technology VK300se integrated amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.1 speakers. Cabling: Signal - Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, Atlas Mavros, Speaker - QED Genesis Silver Spiral. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, Analysis Plus, TCI. Mark Grant distribution blocks, Equipment tables Target Audio B series.

    System 2: Loricraft Garrard 401 turntable, SME 5 tonearm, VDH MC10 cartridge, Graham IC70 tonearm cable, Modified Technics 1200 turntable, Triplannar 7 tonearm, VDH Frog Gold cartridge, Paul Hynes SR7 PSU, Balanced Audio Technology VK10se phonostage, Moon Andromeda CD player, Esoteric P5 SACD transport and P 5 DAC, Toshiba 9500 DVD Audio player, AMR DP777 DAC + HP laptop for computer audio, Kenwood 8300 tuner, Revox B760 tuner, Magnum Dynalab signal sleuth, Leak Troughline tuner + EAR Stereo decoder, Revox B77 mk 2 & Revox A77 mk3 reel to reel recorders, Balanced Audio Technology VK52se pre-amplifier, Music Reference RM200 mk1 power-amplifier, Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers. Cabling: Signal/Speaker - Atlas Mavros. Mains Cabling: Audience AU24, TCI. Mains distribution blocks Mark Grant and Russ Andrews, Equipment tables Clear Light Audio.

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    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

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    Lovely looking system Ian, I'll bet it sounds great, you may not be aware but, there is a Series 2 upgrade available on your M608's, I think it's about £200, well worth it IMHO, unless of course you've already had it done, that valve amp looks a beast.

    Enjoy your music

    cheers Al
    My system,

    Cartridges Lyra Delos, Audio Technica AT33EVmc, AT 24 mm
    Turntable Thorens TD 124 Mk2, in a Jim Campbel plinth,Audio Technica 1503 Mk3 arm
    CD player Technics SL-PG490
    Cassette deck Yamaha KX 530
    Moving Coil Amp Albarry MCA 11
    Pre-amplifier Albarry AP 11 (battery powered)
    Power amps Albarry M1108 Mono-blocs
    Speakers Allison 3 Corner units, Allison 6 stand mounted cubes
    Interconnects AVT Matrix 6 and OFC short ones
    Mains distribution Music Works Recoil 6 gang and mains leads
    Tables MusicWorks ReVo acrylic stand, Quadraspire Acrylic shelves (cryo'd legs) acrylic Response Mini under mains block.
    Speaker cable Chord Rumour (Cryo'd)
    RCM Okki Nokki
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1586...homepage_panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by trio leo View Post
    Lovely looking system Ian, I'll bet it sounds great, you may not be aware but, there is a Series 2 upgrade available on your M608's, I think it's about £200, well worth it IMHO, unless of course you've already had it done, that valve amp looks a beast.

    Enjoy your music

    cheers Al
    I knew there was a S2 upgrade for the M1108 but I didn't know that there was one for the M608; I shall investigate.

    The Triode weighs in a over 40Kg. Sounds lovely though.

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    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalek Supreme D L View Post
    Nice, very nice

    If there is a pre-amp in on the amp, try your Ayre into it, you might be surprised by what you hear.
    There is a pre-in (balanced and single ended). I shall give it a go this weekend.

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